Ahhh, this is one of the funniest times of the year to have this job. It’s too early for any real trade rumors to be circulating in the MLB, but that doesn’t stop people from coming up with their own (usually unrealistic) trade scenarios for the July 31st trade deadline. This year, more than any, we are also getting that type of unreal speculation about trading draft picks as well. My favorite type of NBA draft speculation is when people think you can just trade all the Sixers 2nd round picks, and move up from the 10th pick to the first pick, and put yourself in a position to have two picks in the top three. And it is also the time of year where people have the chance to overreact to little nuggets that beat reporters pass along from NFL mini-camps. So, here goes nothing.
Sanchez had the worst day of the four quarterbacks on the Eagles’ roster on Thursday, missing a number of open throws and having a few other fall incomplete. One of his throws dropped to the ground with nobody within 10 yards of it. Another sailed about 5 feet over the head of running back Darren Sproles, who was wide open on the sideline.
Barkley appears serious about winning the backup job this season, as he was laser sharp for most of the practice.
In all seriousness, nothing negative can come out of this. If Barkley pushes Sanchez, it not only makes Sanchez better, but it raises the competition level all Summer. If Barkley wins the backup job, then he will be a better player for doing so. Chip Kelly isn’t just speaking to hear himself when he constantly preaches having competition at every position, because seeing other people work hard for a job, rubs off on everyone on the team, even if they aren’t entrenched in a position battle.